Downloading and Installing Java 6.0

To download and install Java 6.0:

  1. Download the latest version of Java 6.0 for Linux from the Java download website ( to your desktop.
  2. As root run the file jdk-6u3-linux-i586-rpm.bin
  3. Read the license agreement. If you agree, accept the terms of the license agreement.
Verifying the Java 6.0 Installation
To verify that Java 6.0 was installed correctly:
  1. Navigate to the directory /usr/java/jdk1.6.0/bin.
  2. Run java –version

java version “1.6.0”
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0-b105)
Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM (build 1.6.0-b105, mixed mode)

  1. Add the directory /usr/java/jdk1.6.0/bin to your PATH environment variable.
Getting Help

If you have any problems installing Java 6.0 on Linux, email:

For more information, visit the Fdata Framework website at